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Rockets news: Trevor Ariza won’t be traded by Houston anytime soon

The Houston Rockets have been wheeling and dealing for much of this offseason with many changes on their roster — and they’re not done yet.

In light of that, Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders is reporting that veteran forward Trevor Ariza is not among the players that the front office is looking to move anytime soon.

“The Rockets stance this summer has been that Ariza is not a trade option. However, as the season comes together, does he have a future in Houston? Today that answer is a resounding yes.”

At that same token, Rockets general manager Darryl Morey could change his thinking on that front if he believes that moving the 32-year-old will bring Houston back some immediate help to bolster their championship chances.

Trevor Ariza has proven to be a valuable asset to the core group of the team and may continue to do so alongside the Rockets’ new backcourt duo of James Harden and Chris Paul. There is an opportunity for him to be one of the primary beneficiaries from their passing as a reliable threat from beyond the arc.

Ariza is in the final year of his four-year, $32 million deal that will pay him $7.4 million. He has spent the last three seasons with the Rockets where he has experienced some of the most productive seasons of his 13-year NBA career.